Grateful Dead Live at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on 1986-07-07
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Second Audience Source for Patches (See Note Below):
Aud>Unknown mics>D5((CM)2nd Deck Patch)>NAK DR10 (Playback)>PC
Box of Rain 4:43 - 4:46
The Other One 3:14 - 3:20
4:20 - 5:08
Wharf Rat 0:05 - 0:09
1:14 - 1:16
1:38 - 3:19
The Patches were made using Steinberg's Wavelab 3.0
- 2004-05-21 17:16:06
- Schoeps mk4/cmc3 > PCM > DAT > CD > EAC (Secure) > CD Wave (Retracking only) > SHNv3
- Washington, DC
- Audience: Schoeps mk4/cmc3
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Charlie Connor
Subject: Hottest Show Ever
Subject: What is wrong with you?
One minute he was working away on Good Lovin, the next he was in trouble...hit a wall. Honestly, they were lucky he didn't pass out. The break took forever. The encore — Satisfaction. Jerry just hung back and let Bobby do his thing. The song took forever — went on and on. In hindsight, I bet they played exactly their contracted length. I've seen them for 20 years and this was the only time I saw them introduce the members of the band — ever. Three days later he was fighting for his life.
For those who pi$$ & moan about the music quality; think about this: you saw Jerry's last show before he he went into the coma and he was never the same.
Subject: Bobs Don't Like Sharing Guitars or Limelight
Listen closely to the first few minutes of Baby Blue and you'll hear some really sour notes. Dylan was "struggling" with technical difficulties on his guitar and gesturing to Weir that something was wrong. Weir nods back stage seemingly suggesting that Dylan go for another guitar, but Dylan would have none of that. Then in a magnanimous gesture Weir gives his guitar to Dylan and disappears backstage with Dylan's. Now with Weir offstage Dylan steps to the mic at about 3:45 in and belts out his best vocal of the day with just him and Jerry out front. Weir returns to the stage with a guitar, and about 2 mins left, and promptly retrieves his guitar from Dylan and provides him with the one from the back. Dylan gives him a look like, "are you serious?" meanwhile Phil chimes in at the mic and lays down some heavy notes trying to cover up and keep the whole thing on track.
Now with egos flaring its time for the Bobs to do their duet of Desolation Row. That turns into a fiasco as Dylan keeps ducking back from the mic and Weir's voice naturally overpowers the lyric. Weir's body language encourages Dylan to step forward but almost every time, at the last second Dylan ducks back. Weir tries to compensate by singing softer but the whole thing is just unraveling.
In all fairness it's not the worst version of Desolation Row I've ever heard, a couple of friends and I tried it one night at an after hours party...
Subject: compassion? wheres the love?
as hot as everyone says it was, and we all know how many people pass out or buckle under the heat of a stadium show, packed in tight around the stage, dancing...geez, Jerry gets hot too, and yes, he was close to death, but I don't see a reason to rate this a one or two star. at this time Dylan sucked live anyhow, I am glad I passed up the Dylan/dead shows then, but the recording alone is fantastic, sounds like a decent matrix to me, I've heard worse that were matrixes. there aren't any hidden gems here to be sure, but it doesn't deserve a one star rating, that's why i'm giving a four star to this to help balance out the negatives
NO Kidding Sherlock!! Perhaps Jerry seemed this way because he was about to go into a coma. That might have something to do with it!
Subject: The day I became a Deadhead
RIP, Ol' Jer.
Subject: not a very good show
Subject: Ouch is right!
I'll give it two stars because the recording isn't bad, the playing is (mostly Jerry).
Subject: Poor Jerry
Subject: band intro
The recording quality is fine for an audience tape and the crowd is having a great time. However, this one deserves a listen only because it could have become Garcia's last show. Clearly we were lucky to get almost another decade out of our favorite lead guitarist. Don't believe me? Listen to the poor man struggle through "It Must Have Been the Roses." He was obviously very devoted to even attempt to play in such a condition, but that extra bit of sadness only makes this recording even less easy to hear.
Subject: I agree
Subject: This was a good show!
Subject: I bagged for this show
Subject: I had a great time.
Bob Dylan and Tom Petty opened. It was typical 86 Dylan, but Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were great, when they did their mini-set.
It was very hot, 103 or something like that. The crowd was being hosed down and loved it.
The show wasn't that bad. Dylan and Weir on Desolation Row was interesting and I enjoyed it.
Subject: actually an awesome show
Subject: dead at their worst
listen to the two songs with dylan if you really want to laugh your ass off
Subject: tough to listen
Subject: Satisfaction is cool
Subject: Wasn't that Bad
Subject: Actually, not too shabby
Subject: Horrible Weirdness
Subject: I liked it
Very strange and mediocre performance otherwise. But then again, Jerry was dying . . .
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